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Newborn Baby – 7 Things Every New Parent Should Know About Babies

Congratulations, newborn baby you had your first baby and just got home. But now what?! You’ve been waiting for this for 40 weeks, but bringing home a new baby can be scary.

I remember thinking, Oh my god, what am I doing now? Here are some things you can do to get to know your newborn baby now that he is out:

Meet Your Newborn Baby:

  • He Cries a Lot:

How do I make him calm down? Rocking him on his buttocks, touching him gently on the head, holding him skin to skin, wrapping him so that he feels curled up, breastfeeding, singing, and talking to the baby is very relaxing. He spent 10 months in your womb listening to your voice and heartbeat and still loves hearing it now.

  • Respond to His Cries:

Crying is how your newborn baby tells you how he feels. She will cry if she is too cold or too hot if she is wet, hungry, or in pain. In the first three to four weeks you will learn what each of these screams looks like. And be able to respond to it, but it will take some time. Babies love to be held and no, you can’t hold them too long!

  • He Will Confuses His Days and Nights:

Your baby was so used to being rocked to sleep all day in the womb that it will take six to eight weeks to learn to sleep more at night than during the day, and the first few weeks are the hardest for him. Adapt to. Yes, that’s right: expect to be on your feet a lot at night. Babies cannot go more than four hours without eating in the first few weeks of life because they grow a lot and get fat. To do this, they have to eat eight to 12 times in 24 hours. If you are breastfeeding, she will suck a lot! Feed it on-demand as this will help regulate the amount of milk you produce. And believe me, it will be enough.

  • Eat, Sleep and Feed Your Baby:

You don’t have to worry about cleaning the house, doing laundry, or preparing meals. Your partner can help by preparing meals and snacks for you, changing the baby, and holding him while you take a nap. Breastfeeding is a huge job and you are also recovering from the birth of your baby, so take this time to really rest this is also important. Ask your family for help if you are lucky enough to have friends and family around you. Tell them, yes, they bring dinner and do the laundry. The first weeks of a baby’s life are so precious.

  • You Can’t Hurt the Baby’s, Umbilical Cord:

I see many families worried about the cordon. Thus, it is intended to dry. He can ooze and yes, it’s okay to remove the dirt! You won’t hurt your baby, I promise! If this cord does not come off after three weeks or starts to smell, your pediatrician or nurse can help you.

  • The Baby’s Skin Dries Up and Peels:

Your baby has been in the liquid for over 37 weeks, so their skin is not used to lacking moisture. It will dry out and peel, and that’s okay. Your baby’s skin is very thin and very sensitive, so you don’t need soaps or tons of lotions. In fact, they can dry out your baby’s skin even more. Your newborn baby does not need a bath every day. In fact, the only areas you need to check often are the diaper area and its folds (think neck, armpits, and groin) as these are the areas that can get dirty the most.

It is really okay to clean these areas with lukewarm water, washcloth, and  Meet your newborn baby and pat dry. A full bath once a week or twice a month (with the cord off) is really all they need because you change that diaper so much that you clean the dirtiest part.

  • Babies Have a Lot of Skin Rashes:

There are many rashes that affect newborns, many due to the mother’s hormones that have been passed on to the baby in utero. Most of them will go away on their own you don’t need a special cream, lotion, or soap. Again, these are due to the maternal hormones and will resolve on their own. You don’t have to worry, but if you do, your pediatrician can help you.




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